Sunday, 28 February 2010


Watched Pixar's Up yesterday on Blu.
A very moving story.
Amazing picture with great sound,not in your face,good.
Worth a buy on Blu, but what's with the 4 discs!
Movie,Extras,DVD version and Digital copy, which you can only download once to either I-Tunes or WMF.
Which is a bit of a rip. If I want it I'll down load it off the Web anyway give me two goes at least for either format with 2 codes.What if my PC crashes?

Monday, 22 February 2010


Saw Pandorum on Blu this weekend.
A cross between Event Horizon and The Descent.
Nothing really original here,pretty derivative but loads of energy and scares.
The picture quality is fantastic and the sound is simply amazing.
The sub gets a full workout almost all the way through.
Neighbours watch out.

Saturday, 20 February 2010

Iron Man Blu sound problem solved

Found out why Iron Man Blu sounds weak.
Apparently there is a problem with playing true HD through the amplifier.
You have to turn off the Dynamic Range, this makes it sound better though it is still a little underwhelming.
This dosn't effect Blu players with on-board Amps though.

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Great Blu-Ray surround moments

Had a mate round yesterday to check out my surround system.
Wound up the woofer and here are my top 10 moments and discs:
1.The Dark Knight.
Everything about this disc shines,picture and sound.
It actually feels like the sound track was thought about,where some seem to be just slung on if you get my drift.
Everything Imax is awesome. The great opening, you can literally hear everything from each shell case to the explosions-amazing.
2.Terminator Salvation.
Picture is great and the soundtrack is so LOUD!
The opening with the A-10 Tank busters is amazing, but the giant robot/truck chase will throw you back into your seat.WOW!!
3.Hellboy 2.This movie is so loud. The opening titles especially rock.
4.The Matrix. The opening,the helicopter crash!!
Was a bit disappointed with the big shoot out set to The Propellerheads music.The music seems strangely buried.
5.District 9.
For a low budget movie amazing stuff.Again real thought gone into this.
And most disappointing soundtrack goes to Iron Man.
Terrible,lacks Wow, zing, and generally feels like its been thrown out there.Bad!

Monday, 28 September 2009

The Godfather

Went to see The Godfather today which I haven't like forever.
I hardly remembered what a superb piece of cinema it is.
So many great actors, especially Brando and Pacino but my favourite was Joe Spinel.
I forgot he was in it,better known for Maniac and The Last Horror Film, he's only in a few scenes but how great he was.
Brando's make-up by Dick Smith is amazing.
Hope they decide to re-release Godfather Part 2, but I can take or leave 3.

Saturday, 26 September 2009


Watched Inside this evening a new French horror thriller aka A L' Interiuer, starring art house actress Beatrice Dalle and Alysson Paradis.
Paradis plays a young depressed pregnant woman who after being in a car accident and loosing her husband is all alone. On the eve of giving birth she is visited by an unknown woman, Dalle, who has intentions of taking Paradis's unborn child at any cost.
Incredibly violent this is not for the faint hearted.
The gore FX are very realistic using a mix of prosthetics and CGI the scene at the end even had me peering out from behind my hands.
The tension really cranks up as Paradis fights for her life and possession of her unborn child, as rescuer after rescuer is dispatched by Dalle.
If you enjoyed Haute Tension,aka Switchblade Romance, you will love this.
Recommended for horror fans, but beware everyone else.

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Hammer Glamour Book

New from Titan books comes this 160 page full colour hardback on the ladies of Hammer Films.
I've hardly seen any of the pictures featured in the book and as a massive fan of Hammer that is a big plus,the quality is simply outstanding.
Writer Marcus Hearn has done a fantastic job in assembling this package with interesting biogs of each actress featured and for a change not every movie is held up in lights,if its a dog it actually says so.
Well worth the money, cheapest place to buy is